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Oct 2, 2012 6:30pm EDT
with a ten-point lead over mitt romney, 53% to 43%. dean reynolds is in the buckeye state tonight with the voters. dean? >> reporter: scott, back in 2008, nearly 30% of ohio's more than seven million voters cast their ballots before election day, and the campaigns this time around would love to see them increase that percentage. >> three, two, one! (cheers and applause). >> reporter: what some are calling election month began in ohio promptly at 8:00 a.m. some voters had overnighted in the parking lot outside a columbus polling place. >> i think there's been a lot of controversy about early voting. >> reporter:'m reld hernandez was there bright and early. >> for me it's a convenience, i can come in and get it done. >> reporter: you spent the night, though, to be one of the very first. >> i did. i was pretty excited. i thought why not? it's something different. i can say once in my life i camped out to vote. >> reporter: the names of the early voters are reported by the county board of elections. not their votes, just their names. the campaigns try to guess how they voted based on
CBS
Oct 1, 2012 5:09pm EDT
state of colorado. each candidate is getting ready for the debate and are outlining some of the specifics. danielle nottingham is already in denver. >> reporter: mitt romney will hold his last public event before wednesday's debate here at this hangar in denver and his supporters here say there is little room this week for mistakes. inside this denver airplane hangar gop volunteers work the phones. crews set the stage for mitt romney's last rally before his first presidential debate. >> i think a lot of people are waiting until the debate wednesday. i think that's going to be a big sway for some people to finally see them go head to head and see where they are on the issues. >> reporter: wednesday's debate at university of denver will focus on domestic policy. romney supporters want the gop nominee to show undecided voters how he'll jump start the slow recovery. >> i think he has solutions to our economic problems and that's really what's going to help everyone in this country. >> reporter: colorado is a battleground state that went for president obama in 2008. republi
CBS
Oct 2, 2012 7:00am EDT
a lot of good about romney, thanks to some of those negative ads. romney's campaign has been outspent about 2-1 by the president in the swing states, so in the debate, rom know can talk to those voters, give specifics and contrast that with the president's record. for "cbs this morning," i'm jan crawford in denver. >> both candidates are trying to protect themselves from any verbal slip-ups. that kind of moment did not happen very often. bill, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, norah. well, look, if the conventional wisdom is that the president is leading and the challenger, mitt romney, needs a game changer, here's the question. what will the debate do to maybe allow that? look, ever since the first debate ever in 1960, and the regular debates which began in 1976, these debates have produced a memorable number of gaffes, but few instances which really changed the outcome of an election. in 1980, president jimmy carter led governor ronald reagan in the polls, but one line from reagan in their only debate put carter on the defensive and became a mantra for future challengers to a
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